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The Perfect Candidate review - a Saudi woman's political awakening

9 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

A female doctor hits the campaign trail in Saudi Arabia, in a rousing if occasionally hoary battle against oppression A Saudi female doctor runs for local government, causing consternation in a community still wrestling with the idea of female emancipation, in Haifaa Al-Mansour's second Saudi-set feature, following her debut, Wadjda. Enraged that the councillor refuses to fix the road outside her hospital, Maryam sets out on the campaign trail armed with snacks, determination and a googled checklist of how to win an election. Like Maryam's approach to local politics, the film is...
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